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Celebrate the UK's best female engineering talent

Do you know an amazing woman engineer or apprentice?

Review the award's selection criteria and ENTER TODAY !!

Entries must be completed by the person entering, and a completed nominators form submitted by Friday 26 June 2015.

The YWE ceremony will be held on 3 December 2015 at IET London: Savoy Place.

Sponsored by progressive employers like Royal Mail, the YWE award recognises a young woman who has firmly established herself as an energetic and technically excellent professional.

Because only 7% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female, The IET and wherewomenwork are determined to address the persistent problem in encouraging women into the engineering and IT sectors.

Seeing the best female engineers and technicians recognised and rewarded for their ground-breaking achievements, we believe, is a great way to inspire the next generation of women…

Now in its 38th year, the YWE Awards seek to highlight the achievements of inspiring young women in engineering and encourage others (both young men and women) to enter the profession by highlighting engineering as a worthwhile and exciting career.

Finalists and winners are ideal role models for those considering a career in engineering and through interviews with the media, talking to schools, career conventions, etc, can attract more young people into the sector.

Winners and finalists perform an ambassadorial role for the IET, and engineering in general, throughout the year. The awards also recognise the best young female engineers who have entered the industry through a variety of routes, including the apprentice route.

Additional prizes announced at the ceremony include the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices and the Women's Engineering Society Prize.

View the photos from the 2009 - 2014 awards.


So ENTER THE AWARDS by nominating an impressive woman engineer, and seize an opportunity to showcase the brilliant female talent working within progressive organisations.


We’re really proud to be sponsoring the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards, which recognise outstanding female engineers in the UK. Our chief executive, Moya Greene, said: ‘Supporting and empowering women is making a real difference to our business’. This recognition reflects the hard work of many people across the company to ensure greater gender equality across our workforce. Royal Mail has been named in The Times top 50 Employers for Women, winning recognition for its commitment to gender equality in the workplace.

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